Avent Ferry United Methodist Church is a Christ centered community of faith that is committed to reaching out to and embracing all individuals. With open hearts, open minds, and open doors, we are making intentional efforts toward celebrating diversity and being genuinely welcoming and inclusive of all individuals. As a Reconciling United Methodist Church, we follow Jesus Christ by loving and accepting: All Ages, All Races, All Abilities, All Cultures, All Ethnicities, All National Origins, All Education Levels, All Gender Identities, All Sexual Orientations, All Socio-Economic Statuses, All Family or Marital Statuses.
Join Us For Worship, Sunday July 26th!
Order of Worship July 26th, 2020, 8th Sunday After Pentecost
For the Avent Ferry UMC Worship Video Click Here The worship video will be available live at 11:00am. Text for hymns are found below each hymn. Click on the hymn highlighted text for music.
Prelude.………………………………………………… Gregory Dixon “We Are More Than Conquerors” Please post your prayer requests and praises in the YouTube chat box, or email concerns to email@example.com.
Greeting & Opening Prayer…………………………….Pastor Juan
Opening Hymn: “Stand By Me” #512 in The UM Hymnal Words & Music by Charles Albert Tindley, circa 1906 Arranged by William Farley Smith, 1989
“1. When the storms of life are raging, stand by me (stand by me); when the storms of life are raging, stand by me (stand by me).
When the world is tossing me like a ship upon the sea, thou who rulest wind and water, Stand by me (stand by me).
2. In the midst of tribulation, stand by me (stand by me); in the midst of tribulation, stand by me (stand by me).
When the host of hell assail, and my strength begins to fail, thou who never lost a battle, stand by me (stand by me).
3. In the midst of faults and failures, stand by me (stand by me); in the midst of faults and failures, stand by me (stand by me).
When I’ve done the best I can, and my friends misunderstand, thou who knowest all about me, stand by me (stand by me).
4. In the midst of persecution, stand by me (stand by me); in the midst of persecution, stand by me (stand by me).
When my foes in war array undertake to stop my way, thou who saved Paul and Silas, stand by me (stand by me).”
Prayers of the People: Please comment with your prayer concerns and especially offer up those things that cause your soul to be in a place of deep lament this day. After each prayer: Leader: Lord, in your mercy, All: hear our prayers.
Hymn of Preparation: “All Things Work Together for Good” by Mac Lynch Performed by Marcel Pietrus and Gregory Dixon
Gospel Reading: Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52……….Lorri Bingham
Sermon: “God’s Plan” Pastor Juan
Giving of our tithes and offerings…………………Lorri Bingham You can do this with no fee through your bank’s online bill pay option. It is easy to set up for automatic monthly giving. Or, you can use this link: Online Giving (http://afumc.com/give/)